– Whitney G.
Genre : Contemporary romance
Notation : ♥♥♥♥♥
Okay, so I’m a sucker for ‘best-friends turn to lovers’ stories but I must admit… I’ve never, ever read anything as good as this. I’m not talking about the writing style (it was really great) but that’s not what made that story special. It was the storyline, the perfection of each characters, the cuteness, the depth, the realism of each and every moment…I literally just put down that book, and I’m still overwhelmed.
I know I shouldn’t write my thoughts about this book at this very minute because it’s still so fresh, I’m not being really objective but I will act against my best thoughts and do it anyway because a book that made me feel so much deserves a heartfelt review…
Carter and Arizona have been best friends since fourth grade, nope, fifth grade… Anyway, you’ll get the answer in the story. They’ve never crossed the line despite what everyone else think. Until one particular night.
What I can tell you is that I absolutely loved how the story was focused only on them. Only Carter and Arizona. And I admit it was really really nice. Changes from the book series where you have glimpses of other couples’ story. Here the focus is only on them and it’s good because we’re totally invested.
Carter : Carter…Carter. I’m in love with Carter. He’s at the top of my favorite hero list. Right with Ryder from The Perfect hope. What made me love him is his protective side, his « I-don’t-care-about-anything-but-Arizona » attitude, his maturity (yes, there is maturity in him, it doesn’t appear like that to everyone, but I repeat, yes, there is.), his intelligence, his loyalty…he’s perfect.
Arizona : She was great too. She wasn’t the ‘tomboy’ nor the ‘guys aren’t looking at me like the girl I am’ type of best-friend. She was pretty, feminine, funny AND she dated.
What I loved
- To read about their relationship which was beautiful. Simply. I loved to read about how it developed.
- The secondary characters : Ari’s mom, her older sister, John, Nicole. They were great.
- How the story was structured. The flashbacks weren’t confusing, like I thought they might be (normally, I hate flashbacks). I loved how we were well into their story with all the emails, texts, etc.
In conclusion, this story is so full of cuteness, sexiness and love. I highly recommend!
Have you read it ? What did you think ?
More details :
We’re just friends.
No, really. She’s just my best friend…
Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…)
Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line.
Never thought about it.
Never wanted to.
Until one night changed everything.
At least, it should’ve …
We’re just friends.
I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…